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Hoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

Hoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPAHoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPA

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89
very good

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%


Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
You can almost hear the sirens as you pop the cap on this bomber. This IPA slams hop first into a classic belgian yeast to create a super fortress of flavour.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 02-13-2011)
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Reviews by Shadman:
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has kinda become my go-to Hop fix lately so maybe a review is in order...

Pours a slightly cloudy dirsty straw amber( hey!..it's what I see) Sticky, merangue-like head that leaves gobs of lacing the size of some small Pacific Islands on the sides of the glass

Can certainly pick-up the citrus and a wiff of spiciness. Some grain dust malts as well.

Starts with some of that spicy, sweet Belgian action before the dry hops open the door and holler, " Get the hell out of my way"! Explosion of citrus and dry hops that threaten tastebud genocide before allowing a hint of malt sweetness to sneak in the back door. Not even a hint of 8% ABV until the finish.

Will echo Hoser in that this is great Belgian IPA for the buck, mind you at $.95 more than he's paying...;))

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 23:25:35 | More by Shadman
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A - hazy golden yellow pour, 1/2 finger of medium bubbled white head into a very healthy lace throughout

S - dominating sweet hops, pine, bubblegum, some lime

T - potent hops, sweet lemon, piney, fruity, mild banana and orange

M - medium-high carbonation, medium body, slight bitterness

O - A great hop filled IPA.

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A substantially better bottle than the first. Crisp bitterness with Juicy Fruit hop aromas & flavours coupled with Belgian esters. Very nice beer.

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A: Crystal clear straw yellow with a nice white head that laces gloriously. (5)
S: Muted herbal hops and some peppery esters - expecting a lot more from an IPA's aroma. (3.75)
T: Meh. Not atrocious, just nothing like what I was expecting. Sweet malt, with a corn like finish along with some light belgian estery notes (pepper, maybe a hint of stone fruit) and some light earthy & herbal hop flavours. Very weak on the hops. (3.25)
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O: I was expecting so very much from this beer. Is this not always the way? Build something up, you will be disappointed. Come in with low expectations, be amazed. Sigh. (3.5)

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Bottled on April 1 according the label. Poured from a bomber into a round beer glass.

Pour a slightly cloudy yellow with a nice white tight-knit head and strong lacing to boot.

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Hoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.